Andrea Morabito is the Programming Editor for Broadcasting & Cable.
News Nets Punked By Fake VideoIs a pig rescuing a goat news? It turns out in this case, it wasn’t even real. A video of a pig heroically rescuing a goat from a pond was featured on several TV news programs including ABC’s Good Morning America , NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams and Today and Fox News’ Fox & Friends after going viral on YouTube. The only problem? The video was a... More
An Oscar Weekend, Not Just on ABCABC has been busy cross-promoting its upcoming telecast of the 85 th Academy Awards on properties like Good Morning America , primetime’s 20/20, and the syndicated Live! With Kelly and Michael . But even networks without rights to the annual kudoscast are airing shoulder programming this weekend to tap into Oscar buzz. CBS News will air the hour-long special Vanity Fair’s... More
Pilot Watch: Les Moonves EditionAs usual, CBS doesn’t have many holes to fill heading into the May upfront, meaning it will once again be hard for its pilots in contention to get on the schedule of the current No. 1 network. Though CBS has ordered 23 pilots this year, more than it has in the past, it expects to pick up fewer to series than the six it ordered last May, CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves said... More
Where to Watch the State of the UnionPresident Obama will give his fourth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, his first since beginning his second term of office. Coverage on the broadcast networks will begin at 9 p.m. ET and include the Republican response from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Complete coverage plans for the networks is as follows: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will... More
Vine in the (TV) NewsIn this week’s magazine , I talked to several news organizations that are experimenting with Vine, the new video-sharing app from Twitter, as part of their social media strategy. Below, take a look at several examples of how CNN and NBC News are using six seconds of video to go behind the scenes of their newscasts. Behind the scenes at CNN’s coverage of the SAG Awards:... More
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